Colton starts the show with “The Breakdown” presented by O’Neills by talking about USA Rugby’s disappointing loss to Chile in the Rugby World Cup qualifier and All of the Rugby You Can Watch this weekend presented by Wintergreen (0:00-8:34). After “The Breakdown”, Colton talks with American Raptors forward Lucas Gramlick about his football career at UCLA, making the switch to rugby, and his acceleration through the rugby ranks (8:35-28:35). After the interview presented by GuardLab, Colton talks about some interesting watermelon facts in the Stat of the Week presented by Catapult, assigns some “Required Reading”, and closes the show with “The Loop” presented by First Bank (28:36-34:32).
Lucas Gramlick spent the last five years of his life as an offensive lineman for the UCLA Bruins. He appeared in 19 games for the Bruins over the course of his last two seasons before he discovered rugby as his football career concluded. After playing three rugby matches for UCLA’s B-Side over the last five weeks of the season, Gramlick was hooked. He made the decision to join the American Raptors and pursue rugby full-time in May.
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